- 1971-1984 (Creation)
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0.25 cubic metres
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John Hammond Armstrong, known as Jack, was born in 1924. He served with RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War before studying for the priesthood at St John’s College at the University of Durham. He was ordained deacon in 1949 and priest in 1950.
He was appointed curate of Bishopwearmouth, County Durham, in 1949, before transferring to the parish of Cockfield with Staindrop in 1952. In 1954 he moved to Yorkshire to serve as vicar of Skipwith and Thorganby, where he remained until 1959 when he was appointed vicar of North Ferriby. In 1963 he was made diocesan advisor on Christian stewardship and moved again to the parish of Sutton upon Derwent.
In 1971 he moved to York as priest in charge, and later rector, of York, All Saints Pavement and York, St Crux. In 1972 he was made a Canon of York Minster as prebend of Ulleskelf. He remained in York until his retirement. He was priest in charge of York, St Denys between 1974 and 1976 and Team Rector of York, All Saints Pavement with St Crux and St Martin between 1977 and 1991. He was also Rural Dean to the City of York between 1976 and 1986 and chaplain-in-chief of the Air Training Corps from 1973.
Canon Armstrong retired to Heworth in 1991. In 1998 he was awarded an MBE for his services to the RAF Association and to ex-servicemen York. He died in 2007.
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